My intention was to record this the way Henry Gould has done for quite awhile now. But (a) I’ve run out of pre-Christmas time, and (b) I don’t have Gould’s guitar skills and so would look like an idiot. (Not to mention my, um … limited range, which the chords for this have been adjusted to accommodate.) Still, I like this little twist on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and I hope somebody with musical talent and a taste for funny/mean lyrics may pick it up and make me—I mean “us,” of course—famous.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs three programs: Professional Creative Writing, Arts & Culture Management, and Global Community Engagement.